Carbs, sugars & fibres

5 healthier alternatives to white flour

5 healthier alternatives to white flour

White flour is highly processed, carbohydrate-dense (think 76 per cent), energy-dense (1540 kilojoules or, 358 Calories per 100 grams) and low in nutrients. And we seem to be addicted to it. Like all addictions, it feeds the pleasure response - think light and airy cakes, fluffy white burger rolls, pancakes and scones with lashings of jam. Is there a better alternative that is palatable and that does the same job? Take a look…

10 October 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Wheat – have we overdone it?

Wheat – have we overdone it?

While wheat is fabulous at making soft breads and being extruded into pasta and noodles, it has come to dominate our daily diet in...

22 August 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

Product Snapshot: Lotus Green Banana Flour

Ever heard of green banana flour? Apparently it’s traditionally eaten as a porridge in developing countries and has only recently...

14 June 2017 by Guest reviewer

Overnight Oats – a super-convenient and healthy breakfast

Overnight Oats – a super-convenient and healthy breakfast

I’m loving the convenience of this quick made-in-a-jar method for breakfast oats. To me, the recipe sounds a lot like that...

19 April 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Foraging for edible ‘weeds’ – yes really!

Foraging for edible ‘weeds’ – yes really!

I recently met up with an enthusiastic group of potential foragers on a cold wintry morning in Tempe, a suburb just south of the...

12 October 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Does skim milk have more sugar than full-fat milk?

Does skim milk have more sugar than full-fat milk?

A friend told me that she’s stopped drinking skim milk because it has “added sugar”. She’s gone back to the full-cream milk...

7 September 2016 by Catherine Saxelby